Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
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    Stan & Ollie
    Stan and Ollie

    Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood ... Read Article »

    Mary Poppins Returns

    Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days ... Read Article »

    Oceans of Grass
    Ocean of Grass is Back by Popular Demand

    .  Did you miss our previous showings of ‘Ocean of Grass’? Don’t fret, we are bring it back! The American ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    Summer Fun 2019 | Member Registration Now Open | This summer, get up close with art, science, history, and more! Non-Member registration opens March 30. Classes fill quickly, call today.  NOTE: Online Registration will be available very soon! Check back often, and thank you for your patience.

    Family Feeling Tylosaurus SkullLow Sensory Sundays | Every Sunday Morning | Hastings Museum is debuting Low Sensory Sundays! Each Sunday from 9 am to noon, the Museum will lower sounds and lights, and post signs on interactive exhibits that communicate which buttons will trigger audio.

    FREE First Friday | April 5  | 5-8p
    On First Friday you can now view the evening sky from 6-6:45pm with our new high-powered telescopes (Weather Permitting). Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications, admission is FREE for everyone from 5-8pm! Don’t miss our 6 pm large-format film for only $5!

    Experience the Night | Saturday April 6th, 8-9:30 pm at Prairie Loft | Join us at Prairie Loft to enjoy the semi-dark and learn about the wonders of the night! The evening will include night sky viewing with telescopes, night hikes, art activities, and night-themed “snack-tivities.”

    Molly the Fire Safety DogMolly the Fire Dog | Saturday, April 13 | 1 & 3 pm
    Families are invited to a showing of the film ‘Superpower Dogs’ at 1 & 3pm followed by a demonstration with Molly the Fire Safety Dog and her handler.

    OwlNature’s Educators | Tuesday, April 23 | 11 am & 6:30 pm | Join us as we learn about a handful of fascinating birds! Meet live animals such as hawks, owls and vultures. Learn about their adaptations, diets, personal histories and get the chance to see them up close.

    Official Selection of the Sandy Dennis Film FestivalSandy Dennis Film Festival | April 26-28
    Hastings Museum has announced it will be the venue for the Sandy Dennis Film Festival. The event kicks off on Friday night with a presentation honoring Dennis and a screening of one of her classic films, The Out of Towners. There will be four blocks of films: Saturday morning, afternoon, and evening with a final session and awards on Sunday afternoon.

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